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Rory Gallagher's Donegal side draw away trip to Meath in GAA All-Ireland Qualifiers

Donegal manager Rory Gallagher addresses his side after their win over Longford Picture by Margaret McLaughlin

Rory Gallagher's Donegal side will tackle Meath in the next round of the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship qualifiers.

Donegal lost out heavily to Mickey Harte's Tyrone troops in the Ulster Championship semi-final. 

The Red Hands were in cruise control and registered a resounding 1-21 to 1-12 win over Donegal at Clones to make the July 16 Ulster SFC final, where they will face Down.

A sluggish Donegal overcame Longford on Saturday evening's qualifier game in Ballybofey, winning 0-12 to 0-7 to go into today's draw.

They will now be aiming to go up a few gears. The Royals may have home advantage but they were well adrift, losing 2-16 to 0-13, against Kildare in their Leinster SFC outing on June 17.

On Saturday evening they defeated Sligo, 0-14 to 1-9, in a tight qualifier contest, late points eventually edging out the Yeatsmen.  

Mayo, conquerors of Derry after extra-time drama on Saturday evening, will travel to Clare for their Round 3A Qualifier clash.

The qualifier draw took place this morning on RTÉ Radio One's Morning Ireland show.

In hurling, Kilkenny, who denied Limerick on Saturday by a 0-20 to 0-17 scoreline, were drawn out against Waterford in Round 2 of the All-Ireland SHC qualifiers 

The counties went toe to toe in last year's All-Ireland SHC semi-final, which had to go to a replay, with Kilkenny eventually going through.

Tipperary hurlers, who ousted Westmeath 2-18 to 0-15 at the weekend, were drawn to face Dublin.

Dublin beat Laois 2-28 to 1-15 on Saturday to book their place in the qualifier draw.

All-Ireland Football Round 3A Qualifier
Clare v Mayo
Meath v Donegal

All-Ireland Hurling Round 2 Qualifier
Dublin v Tipperary
Waterford v Kilkenny

Games to be played next weekend.

Central Competitions Control Committee to confirm details later today

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